Daily Archives: November 8, 2019

3rd grade weekly news

3rd grade weekly news

Math

In math the 3rd graders continue practicing multiplication and they learn division as a reversed action to multiplication. They learnt about fact families, then found and compared fractions of numbers. They have also learnt about measuring mass in kilograms and grams and volume in liters and mililiters.

This week, we discussed parts of speech, including nouns, verbs, and adjectives. We began learning about Native Americans. The students read about different regions in the USA and the Native Americans who lived in those regions. They filled out graphic organizers, identified main ideas & details, and answered text comprehension questions. We also learned about the residential schools to which many Native American children were forced to attend. The students listened to three stories involving the schools and discussed the importance of culture.

In science, the students began their ecosystem project. They will need to design an ecosystem exhibit for our class museum. Right now, they are preparing for their ecologist certification, which they will obtain through the museum director (me). We are looking forward to continuing our project next week!

We also had pajama day this week- twice! Wow, what a great week!

4th grade news

4th grade news

Science

In science this past 2 weeks the students have revised the Motion chapter and wrote a test. Then we started to talk about plants: what is the difference between non-vascular and vascular plants? What are the types and purpose of roots (taproots and fibrous roots), stems and leaves? Difference between trees, shrubs and small green plants. Finally the students learnt about photosynthesis: how it works and why is it important?

We have also discussed healthy food in projects. The students made posters illustrating the healthy eating pyramid and then they made a vegetable salad.

In language arts, we finished our nonfiction text unit! We began our next unit: persuasive writing. The students chose their favorite season and completed an outline for their writing, as well as an introduction. They are prepared to persuade me why their favorite season is the best! We finished the week with some peer editing and revision.